2019 Presidency: Ohanaeze gives conditions for Igbo support

By Tony Edike on 08/12/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,405

Nnia Nwodo
Nnia Nwodo

The pan igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has given conditions for Ndigbo to support any presidential candidate in 2019.

President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, who gave the conditions Thursday, in a chat with newsmen at Ohanaeze secretariat, said Igbo would only support a presidential candidate whose manifesto protects the interest of the Igbo.

Nwodo spoke as he was received by members of the Enugu State chapter upon his return from United States of America, where he went to inaugurate the North Carolina chapter.

He disclosed that as soon as all the candidates for the various political parties emerge, Ohanaeze would seek audience with them, look at their manifestos and lend support to the party that best protects the interest of Igbo.

“Whoever wants to be president will assure us that he will not stay in office for more than one term. The Igbo will get presidency in 2023. This neglect will be worked out. We will look at who will protect the interest of Ndigbo,” he insisted.

He also decried the neglect of Igbo under the current administration, led by President Muhammadu Buhari, frowning at the poor state of facilities at the Akanu Ibiam Airport Enugu, where he landed yesterday.

“The runway is despicable. The terminal building has been abandoned. The other one at the domestic wing has been carried by hurricane. To disembark from the international wing took us two hours,” Nwodo lamented.

He also condemned the punishment the Igbo were subjected to at the airport by Immigration and Customs officials who he accused of extorting money from them.

He lamented that the Customs and Immigration officials mete out inhuman and degrading treatments to Ndigbo at the airport, by always insisting on travellers to open their boxes containing personal effects, whereas, nobody does such in other international airports in Lagos, Kano, Abuja and Kaduna.

Nwodo was happy that Ndigbo residing in America are living peacefully. He said he was amazed to find an indigenous Igbo Catholic Church where the priest, the choir and the laity are pure Igbo natives.

He said there was no state or country outside Nigeria that has the number of Igbo residents as large as the one in North Carolina.

Posted 08/12/2017 06:46:08 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Metuh collapses in court

TRAGEDY: 149 passengers perish, as Ethiopian Airline crashes...

Boko Haram attacks military base in Borno, kills...

Presidency, Police deny N100bn offer to Miyetti Allah...

Assistant police commisssioner dies in Kano

ESUT doctors embark on strike, as Ugwuanyi pays...

PDP congratulates Obasanjo at 81

Xenophobic attacks: No compensation for victims, says South...

59th Independence: Ekweremadu reiterates need for decentralised policing,...

Xenophobic Attacks: Ekweremadu calls for suspension of diplomatic...

Chinese doctors not in Nigeria to treat COVID-19...

OAU sacks professor over sex-for-mark scandal

 

Latest News Post-Coronavirus, Africa’s Manufacturing Moment – By Muhammadu Buhari Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases exceed 9,000 as Lagos records 254 new cases Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President, responds to allegations against him Coronavirus: Monkeys 'escape with COVID-19 samples' after attacking lab assistant Nigeria’s economy sliding into depression – El-Rufai Police rescue three kidnap victims, kill one suspect, arrest another AfDB: Obasanjo, Jonathan, ex-African presidents oppose US, endorse Adesina Murder: Court jails six NAF personnel attached to ex-CDS, Badeh NTA Manager News kidnapped, NAWOJ calls for immediate release Ekweremadu faults Executive Order on Financial Autonomy for State Judiciary, Legislature IG redeploys 11 Commissioners of Police Buhari splits Police Force CID, approves additional commands

 

Most Read I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (32,487 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (25,336 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (17,134 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (16,836 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (15,996 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (15,406 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (14,911 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (13,994 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (13,756 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (13,041 views) France wins 2018 World Cup Final (12,443 views) The Big Kick-off: World greatest sports fiesta begins in Russia (12,391 views)

 

SECTIONS EDITORIAL (10) NEWS (2,652) POLITICS (443) SOCIETY (118) SPORTS (27) BUSINESS (305) HEALTH (37) EDUCATION (30) ENTERTAINMENT (18) INTERNATIONAL (64) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (1) OPINION (20)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands